365-365 See you in 2012

I’ll start off with the photo today. I thought a festive shot would be a fun way to wrap up my 365 project. I know a lot of people like to show all of their prints sprawled out on the floor and spelling out 365 or they do a montage of the years pics, but I thought what’s more fun then a cake? And considering my normal subject matter of rougher, worn things, a nicely done professional cake just wouldn’t look right, would it? So I like that it’s not quite perfect. It looks just right to me. And I don’t normally do borders but a nice color coordinated border adds the finishing touch! Pentax K20D, DA17-70, fill flash.

You can view all of my 2011-365 photos in my set on Flickr.

It’s a 365 Party!

© David Guidas

Now that I’ve finished my 365 project, I want everyone to know that I’m not going anywhere. I’ll still be blogging in 2012 with hopefully more interesting topics and photos. I’m still going to be out there shooting and pushing myself creatively to take my photography to the next step. I may not be posting every day but hopefully quality will overtake quantity. In the coming days I’m planning on doing a quick review my 365 photos and pointing out some highs and lows as well as what I’ve learned from the project, including what to do and what not to do. I’ll be getting into more gear talk and perhaps some tutorials on photography and processing.  Of course, I’m going to take more time to read other blogs, especially of those who have taken the time to visit here. I appreciate all of my subscribers and visitors and their kind comments throughout the year. I do find inspiration in everybody’s work and I hope to spend more time looking at photos than taking them.

In the mean time, my guitar playing has sort of taken a backseat this past year to my photography. I kind of just went through the motions in my practicing to keep the fingers limber but I didn’t really take the time to work on any new songs or compositions. I’m going to focus on my musical skills a little more and hopefully fulfill my next goal of having a small jazz combo together in time to play some Christmas gigs. I know that sounds corny but I like playing the holiday standards and I think that would be fun way to spend the holiday season.

So, until 2012, have a safe and happy new year!

  One thought on “365-365 See you in 2012

  1. December 31, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Congratulations on making it through the year. I only discovered your blog in recent weeks, but you have inspired me to go forth and do likewise in 2012. 🙂

    • January 1, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      Thanks. I appreciate the visits. I’m taking a few days off but I’ll jump right back into it soon! Have a good 2012!

      p.s. I fixed the typo for you. I read my posts about ten times and still miss stuff!

  2. December 31, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Right on! My guitar and playing take a front seat to photography! Would like 2 shoot more! Ma B this coming year? Anyway, Blessings 2 U…. Happy New Year.

    • January 1, 2012 at 11:52 pm

      Thanks Kevin. I took a day off from photography today and did some strumming. It was nice!

  3. December 31, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Thank you for sharing your photographs! Eventhough I have not followed your blog until the last few months, your work continues to inspire me. Looking forward to more posts on tutorials and gear as well as posts on your musical achievements. See you in 2012!

    Have a Happy New Year!!!

  4. December 31, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Congratulations, Dave. Looking forward to seeing your photos next year!

  5. December 31, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    This is an awesome post. I congratulate you on staying the course, and I have really enjoyed following your journey. I’m looking forward to your posts for 2012 and the topics you are planning on writing about seem like they will be interesting. Celebrating with you on this occasion,

    Nathan

    • January 2, 2012 at 12:27 am

      Thanks Nathan. And thanks for being one of my early supporters. It really means a lot to me. I took a day off today, which was nice, and I didn’t even pick up my camera, which was weird, but I’ll jump back into it soon.

  6. adrianduque89
    January 1, 2012 at 2:37 am

    Congrats on a great year!

  7. Chloe
    January 1, 2012 at 7:08 am

    happy new year & a fitting photo for finishing your project and congratulations on the dedication & effort you put in to achieve such a project 🙂

    • January 2, 2012 at 12:29 am

      Thanks Chloe. It certainly was an effort, yet I recommend it to every photographer as a great learning process. Hope you have a great 2012.

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